Three-Step Application Process
NONRESIDENTIAL PROJECTS ≥ 10 KW
The SGIP releases new forms as needed, and required forms vary by Program Administrator. The document refenced below are applicable for projects requesting an incentive reservation for the current program year. Legacy documents can be downloaded here.
The SGIP application process is managed by an Applicant, an entity assigned by the Host Customer to submit documents on their behalf through the SGIP application portal. The Applicant is usually the contractor or developer for the project. Only the Applicant can access the application in the portal.
All projects must be assigned to an approved SGIP Developer (usually the contractor) in order to submit a reservation request. Information on becoming an approved developer can be found at www.selfgenca.com/home/dev_register.
All residential and nonresidential projects less than or equal to 10 kW apply for the Self-Generation Incentive Project via the two-step process.
Submit Reservation Request Form (RRF)
Required documents may vary based on budget category, system size and technology type.
Project is assigned funding given available funds in the budget category
Reviews Reservation Request Form (RRF)
The Program Administrator reviews your application and supporting documentation. You may receive notice for missing information or clarification during this process.
Conditional Reservation Letter Issued
Funding is reserved for the project.
PROOF OF PROJECT MILESTONE
(Public Entities Only) - Submit Request for Proposal (RFP) within 90 days of the date of the Conditional Reservation Letter
Submit Proof of Project Milestone (PPM) documentation within 240 days of the date of the Conditional Reservation Letter
Reviews Proof of Project Milestone (PPM) documentation
Proof of Project Milestone (PPM) documentation includes the executed contract for the project.
Confirmed Reservation Letter issued
Funding is confirmed for the project.
Submit Incentive Claim Form (ICF) and accompanying documentation
[2-Step] Incentive Claim Form (ICF) documentation due within 12 months of issuance of the Confirmed Reservation Letter
[3-step] Incentive Claim Form (ICF) documentation due within 18 months of issuance of the Conditional Reservation Letter
Reviews Incentive Claim Form (ICF) documentation
Schedules site inspection (if applicable)
An inspection is required for most projects.
Incentive payment process begins
Performance-Based Incentive (PBI) process begins
Only applicable to non-residential projects subject to Performance-Based Incentive (PBI)